Op-ed: Ok the opening sentence is for male readers-you know you are a sexist pig when you are a male Tennis star and you believe that male players should be paid more and that women are riding on the coat-tails of their male counterparts.
Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO, Raymond Moore, 69, and Novak Djokovic, 28, are the male chauvinist pigs in question.
The first has apologised after according to the Independent questioning the standard of women’s tennis and claiming ;
The WTA Tour “ride on the coat-tails of the men”.
"World number one Novak Djokovic says male tennis players should earn more money than their female counterparts because more people watch them play" reports BBC News Monday.
What these two men fail to recognise is that so many sports are stacked in favour of male players and have been for years.
With most western countries these days claiming at least to support equal pay for equal work Djokovic's comments are not only flawed they are biased.
Organisers of sporting events need to think about how they stage events; which event is the main one for example. In Tennis women's matches have been side-lined so that the male finals get prime position and that needs to change.
If they operated a rolling system that gave women's matches pole position one year and men's the next viewing figures may change dramatically.
In the end male and female tennis stars commit as much of their time to becoming a champion, have the same overheads as each other and in the 21st Century should be on an equal footing.
"Djokovic, 28, said women "fought for what they deserve and they got it", but claimed prize money should be "fairly distributed" based on "who attracts more attention, spectators and who sells more tickets" continues BBC News will move the men from the prime spots as wait and see.
Serena Williams responded to Moore's comments saying his statement was "offensive", calling it "mistaken and very, very, very inaccurate". "There's only one way to interpret that. Get on your knees, which is offensive enough, and thank a man," added 21-time major winner Williams, 34. "We shouldn't have to drop to our knees at any point."
Djokovic claims he is all for women's power but then says things like "Women have to go through "hormones" and other challenges men do not" and "Women have to make "sacrifices for certain periods of time, the family time or decisions that they make on their own bodies in order to play tennis."
Please! What planet is he on and what century is he living in?